For those wondering what happened to October’s “10 on the 10th” post, I simply forgot it was the 10th! No such oversight this month, with Parasite taking top marks and currently sitting second on my favourite films of 2019 behind Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse. Sam Rockwell and Archie Yates steal this list with their wonderful performances in Jojo Rabbit, while Edith Massey in Polyester claims the best line with, “At first I thought he was walking his dog. Then I realized, it was his date.”
- Nightmare Cinema (Mick Garris, Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Ryûhei Kitamura, and David Slade, 2018)
- Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi, 2019)
- Cosmos (Andrzej Zulawski, 2015)
- The Limey (Steven Soderbergh, 1999)
- Toy Story 4 (Josh Cooley 2019)
- The Hired Hand (Peter Fonda, 1971)
- Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, 2019)
- Polyester (John Waters, 1981)
- Slice (Austin Vesely, 2018)
- Halloween (David Gordon Green, 2018)
In unrelated but splendid news, MMC! will be providing coverage of the 2019 Buried Alive Film Festival! BAFF starts this upcoming Wednesday with its Sinema Challenge screenings, then launches into their feature and short film program on Thursday, culminating with an evening of awards and screenings next Sunday. Those in and around Atlanta should check out Buried Alive’s site for schedule information and tickets on its latest and greatest schedule.
The 2019 Buried Alive Film Festival is set to return to the 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta on November 13-17 and a full schedule is now released! Atlanta’s premiere horror film festival has an exciting array of shorts (50 by my count) and features, plus a burlesque performance of The Toxic Avenger by Blast Off Burlesque and a screening of Andrew Leman’s The Call of Cthulhu accompanied with a new score by the psychedelic instrumental space jazz group Samadha. Check out BAFF’s latest press release below and visit the Fest’s site for full details!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The schedule is all set and tickets are now on sale for this year’s festival and we’re excited to officially announce our features for Buried Alive Film Festival 2019!
With 3 local features and a host of shorts, this year we have 5 feature film selections officially submitted to the jury.
ANTRUM (Thursday 11/14 9:30 PM)
Antrum, a feature length film shot in the late 1970’s, is cursed. In 1988, a movie theatre in Budapest that was screening the film burnt to the ground, killing the 56 people who were in attendance. This incident follows the inexplicable deaths of a number of film festival programmers that had received Antrum as a submission and died shortly after watching the film. These events culminated with a riot during an exhibition in San Francisco, after which the film vanished. These events have created a belief that watching Antrum will you kill you. Else Films has successfully tracked down a sole copy of the film for public release. This is that film.
The Buried Alive Film Festival wraps up this Sunday and MMC! is here to tell you why you should go! In addition to another screening of The Golem with a live score by the band Samadha (just in case you miss the screening and performance this Friday), there are two feature films, two supporting shorts, the “Why Bury Good Meat?” short program, and BAFF’s awards ceremony.
There’s plenty of good stuff to see on BAFF’s final day and MMC! has its favourites. Here, dear readers, are five MMC!-approved titles to BAFF this Sunday:
The Buried Alive Film Festival’s program for Saturday, November 17, is STACKED with three new feature films, one rep-pick, two supporting features, the Eyeslicer short film program, nine more short films in the “It’s Never Too Early to Start Digging Graves” block, and one burlesque show compliments of Blast Off Burlesque. Now that’s a full day of entertainment!
Overwhelmed with a bounty of goodness, MMC!‘s previews can only be more important, pointing the path from mere goodness and toward greatness. Here, dear readers, are five MMC!-approved reasons (that are actually nine reasons) to BAFF this Saturday:
Sure, MMC! made the Buried Alive Film Festival’s first day of full programming sound great, but BAFF really comes into its own on Friday, November 16th. There, BAFF offers three feature-length movies, one live score, one supporting short, and a full program of 10 short films entitled “Bury Me With My Favorite Films.” There’s plenty to see and enjoy at the 7 Stages Theatre this Friday. Those on the fence about attending or those looking for a preview of what to watch thankfully have MMC! to point the way.
Here, dear reader, are MMC!‘s five favourite reasons to BAFF this Friday!
MMC! will cover the 2018 Buried Alive Film Festival by previewing each day of its programming, focusing on those wonderful films that achieve MMC!-approval!
With BAFF’s emphasis on short films and a full program of these titles playing each day the Fest, there’s hardly any limit on the number of good reasons to attend! BAFF kicks off on November 14 with a screening of the films made as part of its 3rd annual Sinema Challenge, a 13 day filmmaking challenge that sees its participants randomly select a horror genre and a subject from a deck of Cards Against Humanity cards and then make a movie based on their selections.
The Fest’s main program starts on November 15 with a feature, a supporting short film, and BAFF’s first short program: “For the Love of the Undertaker.” For those counting, that’s thirteen separate works in a single evening of film fest-ing! There’s lots to enjoy, but here are MMC!‘s five favourite reasons to BAFF next Thursday.